Thanks to BabbleBoxx for sponsoring this conversation.
If you are a busy mom like me, you put self care on the back burner. Well, let’s celebrate YOU in honor of National Yoga month with a focus on self love and fuel our bodies in healthier ways. If you have never tried yoga, I highly suggest you find a studio near you that specializes in beginners. If you have practiced yoga, even for years, find a new place to practice like on a beach, by a lake or on top of a mountain. I love doing yoga in my back yard on freshly cut grass!
6 Ways to Celebrate YOU for National Yoga Month
There is much to be said for the benefits of yoga. Both for our mind and body. Yoga helps bring focus to what is important around us. Since its National Yoga Month, the folks from BabbleBoxx sent me a collection of products to make small self improvements. So, follow these tips and consider using some of these great products as well.
Fuel Your Body in Healthy Ways
How many times have you said to yourself, “Healthy diet starts Monday.” Then Monday rolls around and your commitment to change fades. This month, I got to try two products that can help you elevated your diet in super easy ways.
KeVita probiotic and kombucha beverages contain live probiotics and organic acids in every bottle. Incorporating probiotics into your lifestyle is a natural and effective way to improve digestive and immune health. KeVita products are really tasty too! My tummy always feels better when I’m taking probiotics.
Improve Your Athletic Performance
What’s your level of athletic performance? This does not mean you actually need to be an athlete. My motto is, “We are all athletes in the game of life.” Yoga is a great workout. There are a wide variety of ways to practice from beginners to advanced. Depending on how you practice yoga, it can improve strength, flexibility and even cardio vascular endurance.
I love Ascent Protein, especially the lemon sorbet flavor. As a company, they are committed to using the best real food ingredients to help improve muscle health and performance. I like to make a protein smoothie for lunch or as an afternoon snack. They are also great for post-workout recovery.
Soothe Your Soul with a good Book
When’s the last time you read a book? I feel like I never have time. I was excited to check out Love Warrior. It’s a New York Times best seller by Glennon Doyle. In this book, Glennon shares her own story about infidelity, betrayal and redemption. She touches on topics like parenting, friendships (good and bad), faith and finding inner peace. It’s a story that so many can relate to. I’m loving it so far. It’s encouraging me take stock in my own life and making sure I take care of myself.
Snacks Healthy On-the-Go
Always on-the-go? Who isn’t these days, right? If you don’t pack healthy snacks, you are more likely to hit a drive-thru or convenience store. I always pack healthy snacks in my purse or yoga bag. I also bring a reusable water bottle in my car to help keep hydrated. B.O.S.S Bars are crafted with only premium, raw ingredients that help you eat clean. Each bar is a superfood blend that is filling and delicious. I seriously LOVE them! In addition to their website, you can find them on Amazon Prime.
Research has shown that too much sugar can impact our health in negative ways. I try to eat whole foods without added sugar as much as possible. Another option is to select natural sugar alternatives like Stevia. Organic Stevia In the Raw is a great way to eat right and still enjoy sweets. I often use Stevia In the Raw in my tea.
Feel Fresh Every Day
Not many women will talk about the fact that they don’t smell like a bouquet of flowers after a workout. I sweat and I don’t always have time for a shower at the gym before I need to run another errand or pick up the kids from school. I was so happy to try Simply Summer’s Eve.
These wipes are perfect for my sensitive skin. Made with botanical extracts that work with the body to maintain a natural pH. They are also gynecologist tested, hypoallergenic and soap-free. They come in two nature-inspired scents – Madarin Blossom & Coconut Water. Since they wipe away odor-causing bacteria, no one needs to know that I sweat. LOL!